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Latin America
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The history of Latin America is a long, diverse, and arduous account of mestizaje (miscegenation) and an experience of unbalanced development. Religion in the Americas obscures the visibility of the indigenous peoples, the vast population of African descent, and the millions of people who currently live in the United States. Latin American Christianity, in general, and Pentecostalism, in particular, are part of the ever evolving and shifting story, which is Latin America. In the five hundred year…

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Nolivos, Eloy H., “Latin America”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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